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Vice President, Communications Manager Japan

Tokyo, , Japan

Job Description:

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Communications Manager responsible for managing external and internal communications for the bank in Japan. The role will mainly focus on media relations and internal/executive communications on a daily basis, while also managing crisis communication, marketing communication and ESG-related deliverables as the need arises. The candidate will play an active role in contributing to and supporting all aspects of the broader regional Communications, Marketing and Corporate Affairs team in Asia Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively protect and promote the reputation of the bank, it’s purpose and related businesses in target media

  • Create and execute communication campaigns that help external stakeholders understand the bank’s strengths and business offering

  • Actively promote the firm’s research offerings to targeted media

  • Regularly engage with target journalists and monitor the media to ensure the latest intelligence is shared and leveraged appropriately

  • Develop and deliver internal memos, announcements and other materials in a timely manner in both English and Japanese

  • Plan and execute employee events, including creation of contents targeting internal stakeholders

  • Coordinate with teammates outside Japan to ensure global alignment

  • Prepare regular internal reports, briefings, communications plans and other materials for senior stakeholders

  • Manage external vendors and house-keeping tasks related to media monitoring, subscriptions, wire services, project-based PR agency services, and other external services employed by the Communications team

Skills Requirements/Qualifications:

Reporting to the Head of Japan Communications, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, the successful candidate must have:

  • Exceptional track record in corporate communications with at least 8 years of experience within a multi-national financial services organization or similarly complex organization

  • Native Japanese and fluent English language skills

  • Demonstrate exceptional writing skills

  • Understanding of Japanese and international business media with established media relationships

  • Enjoy developing and managing relationships with key journalists in the financial community and a wide variety of internal partners

  • Enjoy creating stories and contents, including editorials, presentations and digital contents

  • Understanding of the investment banking industry is a plus

Critical Competencies:

  • Ability to understand complex issues and take a considered, systematic approach when seeking resolution

  • Ability to navigate and thrive in a complex matrixed organization structure

  • A team player with a natural desire to strive for excellence and a to-do attitude

  • Must be organized with ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline-oriented environment

  • Be consultative, enjoy working in a high functioning team

  • An enthusiastic self-starter with ambition

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

36.25

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Communications Manager responsible for managing external and internal communications for the bank in Japan. The role will mainly focus on media relations and internal/executive communications on a daily basis, while also managing crisis communication, marketing communication and ESG-related deliverables as the need arises. The candidate will play an active role in contributing to and supporting all aspects of the broader regional Communications, Marketing and Corporate Affairs team in Asia Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively protect and promote the reputation of the bank, it’s purpose and related businesses in target media

  • Create and execute communication campaigns that help external stakeholders understand the bank’s strengths and business offering

  • Actively promote the firm’s research offerings to targeted media

  • Regularly engage with target journalists and monitor the media to ensure the latest intelligence is shared and leveraged appropriately

  • Develop and deliver internal memos, announcements and other materials in a timely manner in both English and Japanese

  • Plan and execute employee events, including creation of contents targeting internal stakeholders

  • Coordinate with teammates outside Japan to ensure global alignment

  • Prepare regular internal reports, briefings, communications plans and other materials for senior stakeholders

  • Manage external vendors and house-keeping tasks related to media monitoring, subscriptions, wire services, project-based PR agency services, and other external services employed by the Communications team

Skills Requirements/Qualifications:

Reporting to the Head of Japan Communications, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, the successful candidate must have:

  • Exceptional track record in corporate communications with at least 8 years of experience within a multi-national financial services organization or similarly complex organization

  • Native Japanese and fluent English language skills

  • Demonstrate exceptional writing skills

  • Understanding of Japanese and international business media with established media relationships

  • Enjoy developing and managing relationships with key journalists in the financial community and a wide variety of internal partners

  • Enjoy creating stories and contents, including editorials, presentations and digital contents

  • Understanding of the investment banking industry is a plus

Critical Competencies:

  • Ability to understand complex issues and take a considered, systematic approach when seeking resolution

  • Ability to navigate and thrive in a complex matrixed organization structure

  • A team player with a natural desire to strive for excellence and a to-do attitude

  • Must be organized with ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline-oriented environment

  • Be consultative, enjoy working in a high functioning team

  • An enthusiastic self-starter with ambition

About Bank of America

Our purpose as a firm is to make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. Across the world, we partner with leading corporate and institutional investors through our offices in more than 35 countries. In the U.S. alone, we serve almost all of the Fortune 500 companies and approximately 67 million consumer and small-business clients. We provide a full suite of financial products and services, from banking and investments to asset and risk management. We cover a broad range of asset classes, making us a global leader in corporate and investment banking, sales and trading.

Connecting Asia Pacific to the world

Our Asia Pacific team is spread across 19 cities in 12 markets. We are focused on connecting Asia to the world and the world to Asia, using our global expertise to ensure success is shared between us, our clients and our communities. Our regional footprint covers 12 currencies, more than a dozen languages and five time zones, placing us firmly among the region’s leading financial services companies.

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22059382

Band: H5

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Marion Gouilly (グイー マリオン)

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
1-4-1 NIHONBASHI, CHUO-KU, Tokyo, 103-0027